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Africa Ecumenism

Pope to visit South Sudan in February

Pope Francis’ postponed visit to South Sudan will go ahead in early February 2023, the Vatican has announced. Source: The Tablet.

Film Review

Danish queen has hard time and so does the audience

In Margrete, Queen of the North, a peace union has been achieved between the Scandinavian kingdoms, presided over by the 14th-century Danish queen. However, there is political intrigue and insurrection to destroy the union. Source: Jesuit Media.

Crime United States

New Orleans archbishop prays for murdered priest, missing worker

The head of the New Orleans Archdiocese spoke of horror and pain following what police believe is the killing of a retired priest and possibly a Church worker in the archdiocese. Source: CNS.


Senate set to lift ban on territories legislating on euthanasia 

The ban on the ACT and Northern Territory legislating on euthanasia is set to be lifted tonight, with the Senate to sit for as long as it takes to reach a final vote on territory rights. Source: Canberra Times.

Architecture In The Dioceses

History made as Goulburn’s Old Cathedral reopens it doors

After a 40-year renovation and in the year of its 150th anniversary, the doors of Sts Peter and Paul’s Old Cathedral in Goulburn were officially reopened to the public yesterday. Source: Catholic Voice.

First Nations

Dodson warns failure of Voice referendum will reflect badly on Australia

Aboriginal elder and Labor Senator Patrick Dodson says if the Voice to Parliament referendum fails, it will send a message across the world that Australia is stuck in its colonial past. Source: The Age.

Faith Journey

Volunteer network to guide people interested in Catholicism

A new network that aims to support people interested in learning about the Catholic Church, especially those from a Christian or other religious background, was launched yesterday. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Families United Nations

United Nations calls on Australia to ban smacking

Australian parents would face criminal consequences for smacking their children if the country adopted a United Nations push to outlaw corporal punishment. Source: Perth Now.

Crime Social Justice

Northern Territory raises age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12

The Northern Territory Government has passed legislation to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12, with changes to come into effect in the second half of next year. Source: NT News.